Construction Of NNS Karaduwa (P102): Nigeria’s Second Indigenously Built Gunboat

NNS Karaduwa (P102) is a 40-meter Seaward defence boat.

The Nigeria Navy, in collaboration with Dorman Long Engineering, fabricated the ship. It is about 40m long and can do 39 knots (45 mph; 72 km/h) with ease, a necessity when chasing marauding sea criminals.

Its armament panoply also reflects its role. It is fitted with a 30mm remotely operated gun. It also has two 12.4mm multi-purpose heavy machine guns. Also included is a 40mm grenade launcher for taking out hostile speed boats.

President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned NNS Karaduwa on 15 December 2016

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